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“Christmas in Vilnius” Program and Events

“Christmas in Vilnius” is the largest and most impressive festival of the capital of Lithuania. This is five unforgettable weeks of winter holidays in Vilnius, where the variety of festivities and pleasant Christmas surprises in the capital make Vilnius the true Christmas capital.

The Christmas tree on the Cathedral Square become the pride of Lithuania and the celebrity of the whole Europe for several years in a row. Last year European travel portal “Europe Best Destinations“ elected the Christmas tree of Vilnius the most beautiful in Europe, and one of the world’s leading travel portals from the US “Conde Nast Travaller“ included the Christmas tree of Vilnius in the list of the 15 most beautiful Christmas trees in the world.

The Christmas towns in the Cathedral and Vilnius Town Hall squares create a speacial festive mood in the heart of Vilnius Old Town and offer a show of remarkable Christmas beauties and goodies.

A special holiday tradition in the Lithuanian capital has become the Vilnius Christmas Train, which turns festive circles around the center of Vilnius and a unique 3D projection of a Christmas Fairy Tale, which is displayed in all its vivid colours on the main outside wall of Vilnius Cathedral on evenings of 25–29 December.

New Year’s Eve, the Cathedral Square full of the residents of Vilnius and guests of the city welcome the New Year with colorful festive fireworks.

On 6 January, the end of the “Christmas in Vilnius“ announce the traditional playful “Three Kings” procession.

“Christmas in Vilnius” pleasantly surprise the residents of Vilnius and the guests of the city with new ideas and special celebrations every year.

Come and become a part of “Christmas in Vilnius”!

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN
Tours Around Vilnius
1 December 2018 – 7 January 2019

The Vilnius Christmas Train has become somewhat of a holiday tradition in the Lithuanian capital, and we would love it if you were to join us for a ride around what promises to be a festive Vilnius! The train “station” is located at a special stop opposite Cathedral Square.

Working hours:
I–IV 12:00, 13:10, 14:20, 15:30, 17:00, 18:10, 19:20, 20:30
V–VII 11:00, 12:10, 13:20, 14:30, 16:00, 17:10, 18:20, 19:30, 20:40, 21:50

16 December 14:30, 16:00, 17:10, 18:20, 19:30, 20:40, 21:50
24 December 11:00, 12:10, 13:20, 14:30, 16:00, 17:10, 18:20, 19:30
25–26 December 11:00, 12:10, 13:20, 14:30, 16:00, 17:10, 18:20, 19:30, 20:40
31 December 11:00, 12:10, 13:20, 14:30, 16:00, 17:10, 18:20, 19:30
1 January 12:00, 13:10, 14:20, 15:30, 17:00, 18:10, 19:20, 20:30

THE CHRISTMAS TOWN
Cathedral Square
1 December 2018 – 7 January 2019

The Vilnius Christmas Town is the bustling Christmas Market held at Cathedral Square. Nowhere in Vilnius is the holiday spirit more alive than here. Over 50 cosy decorated wooden Christmas Market houses are filled with seasonal treats and various handmade gifts. We are certain that you will be able to find a special Christmas gift for your loved ones at the Christmas Market.

Working hours:
I 12:00–21:00
II–IV 11:00–21:00
V–VI 11:00–22:30
VII 11:00–21:00

24 December 11:00–18:00
25 December 12:00–22:00
26 December 12:00–22:00
31 December 12:00–24:00

Town Hall Square
1 December 2018 – 7 January 2019

This year, Vilnius residents and city guests will also have the opportunity to purchase various souvenirs and holidays gifts at yet another Vilnius Christmas market, this one operating at Town Hall Square.

Working hours:
I 12:00–20:00
II–IV 11:00–21:00
V–VI 11:00–22:00
VII 11:00–20:00

24 December 11:00–16:00
25 December 12:00–21:00
26 December 12:00–21:00
31 December 12:00–24:00

FESTIVE STATION – INDEPENDENT CHRISTMAS MARKET
Vilnius Railway Station territory
30 November 2018 – 3 January 2019

Christmas celebrations will invite you in the changing district of Vilnius Railway Station. The cycle of events FESTIVE STATION – INDEPENDENT CHRISTMAS TOWN will start on 30 of November. There will also be street food markets in the festive Independent Christmas town, where the chefs will produce food, performances of music performers, creative workshops will be organized. In the main hall of the Vilnius Railway Station will take place the Christmas Fair.

THE CHRISTMAS ICE SKATING RINK
Lukiškių Square
7 December 2018 – 7 January 2019

Ice skating is one of favourite winter pastimes, especially in the run-up to Christmas. Festive Opening Day – December 7,  17:00

Skates can be rented.
Admission with rented skates is 3,00 euro for a session.
Admission with own skates is 2,00 euro for a session.

Working hours:
I–V 12:00–22:00
VI–VII 10:00–22:00

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